October 4, 2011
Moberly Friends Share $5,000 Lottery Prize
When they stopped for Club Keno tickets after dinner, friends Jamie Pierce and LaQuanna Alexander decided to go in on some Missouri Lottery Scratchers together. They scratched the tickets after returning to the car and discovered a $5,000 winner.
“We were getting ready to throw them away, and I looked at them again, and I’m like, ‘No, we won on this one!’” Pierce recalled.
“When we scratched them, I saw the five and I said, ‘It’s $50.’ Scratched a little more and saw three more zeros. I’m like, ‘That’s $5,000!’” she continued.
Alexander said, “Jamie, we have to go to Jeff. City.”
The two friends and co-workers routinely buy tickets together. They purchased the “5X The Money” Scratchers ticket at Circle K, 300 W. Rollins St., in Moberly. Pierce said they buy at different locations.
“I’ll go to Murphy’s in Moberly and I’ll buy Scratchers, or I’ll go to the Shell station and I’ll buy a couple Scratchers,” she explained. “It just depends. If I’m feeling the ticket, I’ll buy it.”
The first-time Lottery winners were excited. Pierce said she was pregnant with her first child and would use the windfall to pay for hospital expenses. Alexander indicated that she needed a car.
“I’m excited!” exclaimed Pierce.
“I’m still nervous!” added Alexander.
“This is our first time (to win),” explained Pierce. “Usually it’s just $2 or $4, and we just put it back into the game. Right now, this is a relief.”
She offered this advice for other Lottery players.
“Keep playing,” Pierce said. “Stay in it; just don’t spend a fortune.”
“5X The Fortune
” is a $2 game that officially began Sept. 17. The game features a top prize of $25,000. Players can track prizes remaining for this and any Missouri Lottery Scratchers game here at Molottery.com.